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Equisetum arvense L.
Synonym(s): Equisetum arvense var. alpestre, Equisetum arvense var. boreale, Equisetum arvense var. campestre, Equisetum arvense var. riparium, Equisetum calderi
USDA Symbol: eqar
Common through most parts of the country.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May Bloom Notes:
Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores contained within sporangia borne on peltate
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Habitat:
Forest Edge,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Riparian,Swamp/Marsh
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Rhizomes used in basketry by Native
Americans. Interesting Foliage:
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native shade plants around fountain in California
March 18, 2009
Hi, we just put a fountain in our front yard. It is in a mostly shady area. I need to know what plants would go best around the fountain and survive in the shade.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff